June 17, 2019 / 7:29 AM / a year ago

Banking gains prod European shares higher

(For a live blog on European stocks, type LIVE/ in an Eikon news window)

June 17 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank and HSBC-led gains in banking stocks pushed European stock markets marginally higher on Monday, while a fall in airline shares after a profit warning from Germany's Lufthansa kept gains in check.

Deutsche, which has been cutting back and reorganising for months, gained 2.9% after the Financial Times reported that the German lender is planning to create a "bad bank" that would house or sell assets valued at up to 50 billion euros.

Asia-focused Standard Chartered and HSBC rose about 1%, tracking a rise in Asian markets after Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam climbed down on the extradition bill at the centre of a week of protests in the Chinese satellite.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.06% by 0712 GMT, with banking stocks, rising 0.7%.

Lufthansa plunged 11.5% after the group lowered its profit outlook for the full year 2019, citing price competition from low cost rivals in Europe.

EasyJet and International Consolidated Airlines (IAG) fell 3.3% and 2.5%, respectively, and the travel and leisure sector dropped 0.8%. (Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below